National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage for 2019


National living Wage

The National living wage will increase by 4.9% in April 2019 – All employers must pay at least the National Living Wage to all employees or workers who are 25 years old or over. There are separate rates (National Minimum Wage) for younger employees or workers.

The current National Living Wage is set at £7.83 per hour, this will increase in April 2019 to £8.21, all other increases are shown in the table below;

National Minimum Wage for 2019/20

Age Current April 2019
21-24 £7.38 £7.70
18-20 £5.90 £6.15
Under 18 £4.20 £4.35
Apprentices £3.70 £3.90

N.B the apprentice rate is for apprentices under 19 or in their first year of an apprenticeship, otherwise normal rates apply

More information on the National Living Wage can be found by clicking here